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April 26, 2009

Why do you think it was a Rainbow?

rainbow3.gifI had a dream last night that Noah was gay. God saw how horrible the world was and decided the whole of creation needed to be reset, so God got Noah and his partner, who both looked really buff, and explained the plan and that they would have to gather all the animals on board the ark.

Noah, perplexed by this plan, wondered aloud to God about what would happen after he and his partner died off and there were no more humans left. God led them down into the lower levels of the ark where there were these humanoid robots in various states of construction.

"These will replace humans as caretakers of my creatures," said God. "They can't do any worse than humans have."

And that's where the dream ended.

April 5, 2009

Sci Fi Spelling Bee

scifi_spelling_bee.jpgOn April 18 I'm going to be hosting the first ever Sci Fi Spelling Bee at the Geek Prom and I need your help. I'm looking for words, terms, people and place names, and so on that are native to some science fiction franchise for use in the bee.

Please give me the following information for your entry.

Word (eg - phaser, Kashyyyk, frak)

Origin (what franchise) (eg - Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica)

Usage (eg - "Set your phaser to stun!" "Chewbacca went back to Kashyyyk." "What the frak are you talking about?")

If possible also give me some Documentation (a web link would be good) supporting your entry.

Also, these words don't have to be hard. They can be fairly simple or intermediate words. They just have to be sci fi words.

So that we don't spill the beans on all the words for the contestants, please don't put them in the comments, but send them to me at scifibee@ironic1.com.

Thanks for your help! This should be fun!

April 1, 2009

Insufficient Data

DSC_2768_crop.jpgI was helping my son, Simon, with his math tonight when he came to this problem:

"A cookie recipe calls for 2 cups flour for every 1/2 cup chocolate chips. If you wanted to make a triple batch, how many cups of chocolate chips would you use?"

His immediate answer was, "insufficient data."

I started to argue with him, but then I saw why he was absolutely right.

Can you?

I love my rules lawyering son.

I wish I could be there when he confronts his math teacher over this problem tomorrow.